Mr Milton is a consultant thoracic surgeon and qualified at Sheffield University in 1993. He undertook higher surgical training in cardiothoracic surgery in Yorkshire and was appointed to a substantive consultant position in 2007 in one of the largest regional centres for thoracic surgery in Europe. Mr Milton performs the full range of thoracic surgery, covering both benign and malignant conditions. The bulk of his practice involves treating people with primary lung cancer but an increasing part deals with removing metastatic cancer that has spread to the lungs. He performs minimally invasive (key-hole) surgery where possible and along with his colleagues he is keen to develop minimally invasive treatment for atrial fibrillation.
Mr Milton is particularly interested in quality of life after thoracic surgery, and patient satisfaction, including reducing hospital length of stay. He recognises the importance of continuous professional development to ensure that he is delivering the highest standard of care to his patients.
Mr Milton's principal interests are Lung Cancer, minimally invasive thoracic surgery including advanced endoscopic techniques of the airway, chest wall surgery including pectus deformity and quality of life after thoracic surgery.
Mr Milton's overriding passion is spending time with his young family. He also enjoys travelling, eating out and fine wine (time permitting). He is a novice skier and has been for over 10 years!
Treatments and tests offered by Mr Richard Milton at Nuffield Health
- Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
- Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery of Great Britain and Ireland
Other posts held
- Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals
- Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds